All TIM majors are required to first enroll in TIM 100 which meets, in a classroom setting, twice a week. This class provides you with the tools that will help you to select and obtain an internship (resume and cover letter writing, interview attire, interviewing skills, business etiquette, etc) and ultimately, a career opportunity that is right for you. Through individual research projects, group discussions, and guest speakers, you will learn about the various segments of the travel industry, specific company operations, and the array of duties and responsibilities that comes with management positions.
The focus of this course is a written report describing the student’s 400-hour work experience, discussing your personal internship goals, and comparing the theories learned in class with what you experienced in the field. The internship provider offers guidance through a midpoint and final evaluation. Your paper will continue to hone your professional and business writing skills.
At this level of internship, you are now ready to work at a higher level position; one with more responsibility. The options to complete this internship level are: TIM 300, the regular advance internship; TIM 400, the Executive Internship; or the Community Service Internship.
Students who select TIM 300 are required to complete 400 hours of work experience in a position that is more responsible in nature than that of your first internship. This position can be in the same organization as that of the first or in another organization. The course involves writing a report that describes your work experience, compares theories learned in class and practiced in the field, discusses employer evaluations and the ability to meet your internship goals, and forwards recommendations on improve a problem area. This comprehensive report should display a high level of professional business writing.
TIM 400 is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students with a cumulative grade point ratio of 3.0 and above. This Executive Internship Program is approved based on the internship opportunity, your academic record, past work experience, and leadership potential. Students in TIM 400 will work closely with a general manager or other executive director. This internship provides you with the opportunity to observe the executive in action and gain a deeper insight into management operations in the travel industry.